Solar-powered speed signs enhance road safety in Hunsdon
Road safety in Hunsdon has been enhanced after the parish council won funding for environmentally-friendly speed indicator signs.
The two solar-powered warning signs in Stanstead Road and Widford Road on the B180 approaches to the village centre work by flashing up the speed of vehicles. They also show a smiling or frowning face emoji to reinforce that motorists are within the speed limit or breaking the law by exceeding it.
They were financed from Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd's Road Safety Fund, with the money coming from speeding fines collected across the county.
Parish councillor Bob Toll said: "This solar-powered speed indicator will help keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians safe in Hunsdon by making motorists aware of their speeds.
"The sign won't have any light impact on local residents and, as an extra bonus, the sign is solar-powered – so it won't be adding to Hunsdon's carbon footprint.
"Hunsdon Parish Council will continue to lobby Herts County Council to improve road safety in Hunsdon as this is a number one bugbear for Hunsdon residents."
The signs were installed just before Easter and were activated soon after the solar panels settled to help improve the battery life.